Services

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the commemorative services held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • Battle of Crete and Greece Commemorative Council 2018

    26 May 2018, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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    The day includes a small parade, church service, and wreath laying ceremony in remembrance of the men and women from Australia and Greece that fought and fell in the battle of Crete in May 1941. We pay our respect to those people.

  • RAN Recruits May 2018

    27 May 2018, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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  • Boer War Commemoration 2018

    27 May 2018, 12:30pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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    To pay tribute to all Boer War Veterans that fought in our First War as a Nation 1899-1902. A Commemoration service will commence with a march up to the eternal flame by Boer War Veterans descendants, followed by a band, Creswick Light Horse, Boy Scouts, and Girl Guides. All Boer War descendant family members and anyone that has an interest are most welcome.

  • American Ex-Servicemen Association 2018

    27 May 2018, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall

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    This service takes place on the nearest Sunday to Memorial Day, an American holiday to remember those who have died in military service. The Association promotes the welfare of American ex-servicemen and women in Australia.

  • Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service 2018

    31 May 2018, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Chairman of Trustees Air Vice-Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd)
    Shrine Trustee Colonel John Wertheimer AM RFD

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    This service is held to remember and commemorate the service and sacrifice of Aboriginal service men and women, who have served Australia in every major conflict from the Boer War to the present.

    The annual ceremonial wreath laying service runs for up to an hour. In addition to the welcome address from Aunty Dot Peters and other speeches, there will be performances by the Royal Australian Air Force band and Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place Choir. All members of the public are welcome to attend, and will be invited to lay a poppy in remembrance at the end of the service.

  • Normandy Veterans Association with Glen Waverley Secondary College 2018

    6 June 2018, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    Held annually on 6th June this service commemorates the Allied landings in Normandy, France on 6 June 1944, better known as 'D-Day'. The largest amphibious landing in history, almost 200,000 men were involved in the invasion on the first day alone and it is now considered to mark the true beginning of the liberation of Europe. The service also pays respects to those men who would fight in Normandy over the coming weeks as the Allies fought to break out of the beach head and push the Germans back.